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    By avoiding fights that they are unlikely to win, the Giant Rhinoceros Beetles can both save energy and prevent injury. There is evidence that fight escalation is most likely to occur between two equally sized males, with smaller males simply retreating after sensing they are outmatched(paper). With smaller beetles retreating shortly after contact, some stimuli is received that allows them to assess their opponents. How Giant Rhinoceros Beetle assess their opponents is currently unknown, but visual stimuli has been ruled out due to the fights occurring most often at night. With the most likely source of sensory information not assisting in recognition at night, an alternative way to obtain might be through the use of the horn itself. The authors hypothesized that the “density of sensory hairs (and sensitivity) would correspond with the regions of the horns that are used most in both precombat assessment and actual combat” and “that hair density would increase distally along the length of the horn, and to be more abundant on the anterior of the horn” (paper). Basically, the authors are stating that the parts of the horn that are in contact with the opponent the most will have more sensory hairs on them allowing them to assess their opponents. Possessing such large insect weaponry without further…

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    every night to give to his mom. He liked to observe all the different bugs and creatures he could find and hold them and watch them move around. His favorite insect to visit was a bright green caterpillar near a small bush full of sharp and pointy leaves. He managed to find it two days in a row and hold it for a few minutes while watching it move around before he would return it to its home. One day he saw a preying mantis sitting on a leaf and observed it for twenty minutes. He called it the…

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    “Black Rhinoceros”(www.bagheera.com) The Black Rhinoceros are not completely extinct, but it critical.The reason that the Black Rhino’s are being hunted is because of their horns. The horns on them are very valuable and can also be used for other things. There were 65,000 Black Rhino’s in 1970 and now almost 90 percent of them were killed. Now there is 2,500 left in the whole entire world. Their horns are packed with fibers that hold it together that make it strong. They have two horns instead…

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    The fight to save our rhinos is getting an upgrade. The new technology, known as Rapid (Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device) is impressive. Plus, there's top-secret spy cameras involved. It's one last, drastic effort to save rhinos from extinction. "Rapid Renders Poaching a Pointless Exercise" As reported in The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/rhinos-horns-to-be-fitted-with-spy-cameras-and-alarms-to-help-catch-poachers-10400423.html endangered rhinos will…

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    Gall Fly Lab Report

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    lay their eggs at the tip of goldenrod shoots which hatches into the larva during the summer. The larva bored into the plants stem and begins forming a gall. The galls reach their full size at the end of the summer while the larva matures throughout the year. This is when predators start to attack the goldenrod and feed on the fly larvae within the gall. These predators include parasitoid wasps (Eurytoma gigantea and E. obtusiventris), the beetle (Mordellistena unicolor) and birds specifically…

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    The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) problem, originated in Asian countries, shifted from a decayed and rotting host of trees in south east Asian countries to native, nursery, fruit, and landscape tree hosts in southern California and Israel. The boring beetle and tree host could exist mutually, however, the distinct symbiotic relationship between the invasive ambrosia beetle Euwallacea and the destructive fungi Fusarium poses a potential lethal threat to specific host trees, such as avocado…

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    Zoology Lady Bugs

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    Rickie Williams Zoology Ms. Julie Lady Bugs (Coccinellidae) Research paper Introduction Lady bugs are a part of the Coleoptera order. According to University of Arkansas, United States department of Agriculture and County Governments Cooperating Coleoptera is identified by two pairs of wings; front pair hard and shell-like, and hind pair is membrane like. Their mouth part is chewing and their metamorphosis is complete. According to Turkish Journal of Zoology Lady bugs are predator insects. They…

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    before he gets too far away he returns to put a locator in the child’s teeth for future use and then escapes. This young boy finally wakes up to see a dead carcass of what used to be his mother and is totally distraught. Five years later, the implanted locator is triggered because the young son is now of age to be hunted. History is now repeating itself and the son will suffer the same fate as his mother. This brutal activity is actually happening in our world today but with animals like the…

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    Stop Poaching In Africa

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    Many of Africa’s most iconic animals are disappearing and could be gone within the next 50 years, but there are ways to stop it. Animals are hunted for valuable goods such as their fur, tusks, or horns. There is also a demand for live baby animals, such as gorillas. These babies can sell for up to 40, 000 dollars a gorilla. If the babies are taken away, the species can not repopulate when the adults die.The removal of their youth leaves gorillas critically endangered and possibly gone by 2020.…

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    Drought In Canada Essay

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    oxygen and consume carbon dioxide. If the trees are killed by the fires, it can lead to a rise in carbon emission, since there are no trees around and burning trees can also cause the release of carbon dioxide. The more greenhouse gases the trees release will in turn to create stronger effects for the global warming. Second of all, the insect outbreak is also affected by global warming. The survival of insects and diseases is largely depend on climate. Due to the warmer and wetter conditions by…

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